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Almost 2 years after riding the Forgotten World Highway, I made some time to edit the video. Much of the audio was unusable due to wind noise. Some bits are a little shaky, but I feel like I captured the isolation of that part of New Zealand.

https://youtu.be/5YNgQoFXG7I

A little bit of work goes a lot further than a whole lot of talent.

There are people who make everything difficult sapping energy, morale, and progress. Then there are people who engage positively with constructive input spurring everyone on to achieve more. It is a fine line between the two and often it may simply be perception. Either way it is a fine line that must be treated cautiously.

It is unusual for that every area of my life feels to be 'down' at the same time. Looks like a perfect storm currently ... Hopefully something turns soon.

Living a balanced life means being organised and making time to get away. The challenge of this is you have to squeeze every minute of every day really hard and be prepared to be tired .

It is surprising to me how many people I observe slowly typing on their smartphone with just one finger. They don't even bither using two!

Hotels should have hallways that allow suitcases to roll quietly rather than noisily echoing through the entire place! 5am wake-up calls are a necessity of you have an early flight but annoying when you don't!

Increasingly I can't do everything from my phone. Well, I can, it is just I need my reading glasses 😳This is especially true when traveling and jet lagged. In fact I found myself using them for an extended period yesterday which is very unusual. Hopefully it is jet lag and not old age 🤣

It puzzles me how hotels will create lovely spaces, beautiful bathrooms and tidy rooms but not provide some of the necessities. Rooms should have a clean flow with space for a suitcase and other bags you're traveling with. Bathrooms should have a shelf for your toiletries. These seem like simple requirements to me and am frustrated when a bathroom is beautiful but has no space to put my few toiletries. Equally confusing is lack of space to place your suitcase and leave have a few of your items out and easily accessible.